VHDL Character Type - 2022.1 English

Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Logic Simulation (UG900)

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A single VHDL character value is represented in C/C++ as a single byte. VHDL character values are exactly identical to C/C++ char literals and are also equal to their ASCII numeric values. For example, the VHDL character value 'm’ is equivalent to the C/C++ char literal 'm’ or decimal value 109.

Example code:

// Put a 'T' on signal "myChar," where "myChar" is defined as
// signal myChar : character;
const char tVal = 'T';
int myChar = loader.get_port_number("myChar");
loader.put_value(myChar, &tVal);